Younis Khan and Shafiq save Pakistan on Day 1 against South Africa

Hundreds  from  Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq changed Pakistan's fortunes on the first day of the 2nd  Test against South Africa at Newlands on Thursday. Pakistan were 253 for 5 at the end of the Day, having been struggled  at 33 for 4 after being sent in.

Younis  removed by  Vernon Philander 13 deliveries before the close for 111 runs, while Shafiq was also not out  on 111 runs. This  pair added  219 runs  record partnership for any wicket by Pakistan against South Africa.

This  was a outstanding turnaround after the South African pace  bowlers dismissed  their top order early on in the day. Morne Morkel claimed  two wickets and Philander and Dale Steyn take  one wicket  each.

Younis finished  his 21st Test ton it was his fourth against South Africa  after facing 192 balls and hitted six fours and three sixes. The solid Shafiq  scored  his third Test century  off 201 deliveries  with 13 fours and a six. Opening batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed started carefully, scoring just ten runs before the left handed Jamshed was dismissed by  Philander for three.

Hafeez edged Steyn at  first slip after made 17 runs  before the tall Morkel got  two wickets in that over, having Azhar Ali caught at the back attempt an excessive drive before Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq for duck.

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